Author Archives: Tony Dolphin

The chancellor should not increase benefits by less than today’s inflation figure

Not increasing benefits by 2.2 per cent in April next year would be wrong and more evidence we are most definitely not all in it together, writes Tony Dolphin.

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Latest borrowing data offer only a small crumb of comfort for the chancellor

Tony Dolphin examines the small amount of comfort which George Osborne can take from the recent borrowing figures.

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It’s a complex economy, stupid

The following is an edited version of a chapter from IPPR’s forthcoming book, “Complex New World: Translating new economic thinking into public policy”.

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Economic update – July 2012: GDP predicted to fall again

The latest monthly data suggest there will be a further fall in real GDP in the second quarter of this year

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Economic update – June 2012: The economy – and the government’s policies – going nowhere

The government’s rejection of stimulus measures to promote growth has left the British economy static, with declining growth and increasing inflation.

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Unravelling the Centre for Policy Studies voodoo economics bigging up small government

IPPR’s Tony Dolphin takes apart today’s Centre for Policy Studies report claiming lower taxes lead to higher economic growth.

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Economic update – May 2012: Osborne’s austerity strangles Britain

IPPR chief economist Tony Dolphin presents his latest Left Foot Forward economic update, for May 2012.

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Osborne’s expansionary fiscal contraction has failed

Following last month’s budget, the government’s reputation for economic competence has taken has taken another hit, writes IPPR Chief Economist Tony Dolphin.

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Economic update – April 2012: Coalition failures put Britain in the slow lane

IPPR chief economist Tony Dolphin presents his latest Left Foot Forward economic update, for April 2012.

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Is Osborne leading us to a double- or triple-dip?

In the wake of the OECD’s forecast the UK will experience a double-dip recession, the question now is whether or not we are experiencing a triple-dip.

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